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Offline moonmin82

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Pie clown
« on: April 01, 2012, 09:10:02 PM BST GMT »
This WIP thread will document my first sculpt created for casting. I've been recommended a caster not too far away and as this is something I've wanted to do for a while I'm gonna just go for it. I'm continuing with my current theme of clowns and going with the consensus over at CMON: the legendary custard pie.

Here are my other clown WIPs (with some relevant sketches):

http://minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=891.0
http://minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=927.0

...and some very quick concept sketches:



Progress so far:

     

     

The arms will be sculpted and cast seperately. I may have two right arms variants: one with a clenched fist and the other a can of squirty cream. The left hand will be holding a custard pie.

As this will be my first cast figure any ongoing advice regarding potential pitfalls etc would be very much appreciated!

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 11:09:54 AM BST GMT »


Had a little sculpting time last night. The face is currently at a very crude stage but should be looking better today. If it doesn't suit I'll just have to chop it off!

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 04:02:45 PM BST GMT »
If it doesn't suit I'll just have to chop it off!

Famous last words! On the day I said that, this happened:





My girlfriend insisted on taking these photos earlier today as we attempted to put fresh bandages on... It's looking a little better after 5 days of healing...
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 04:04:23 PM BST GMT by moonmin82 »

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 06:18:18 PM BST GMT »
Ouch. Yup. Got a blister on my left pointer finger after practicing guitar a bit too hard one day. Does a knock on any sculpting progress. But as my dad used to say, don't worry, you've got 9 more of them. ;-)

Get better soon. Concept looks cool!

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 07:20:26 PM BST GMT »
Cheers! I do have some progress still to photograph and post. Not much mind but still!

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 05:48:13 PM BST GMT »
What the hell did you do to your finger?! I can feel the pain from here.

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 11:12:55 AM BST GMT »
What the hell did you do to your finger?!

I had a run in with a car door!!! Dressings are off now. It's feeling a bit numb and I can't bend it yet but I'm hoping for a fast recovery. I'm gonna try sculpting tonight or tomorrow, I'll just have to hold my tools using my thumb and middle finger for now.

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 01:58:51 PM BST GMT »
This update would have been from Tuesday the 3rd but life got in the way...



Nothing major, a little work on the trousers and face. The head will be like an oversized carnival mask. To emphasise the point there will probably be a zip or lace-up at the back of the mask. When finished the head will be oval, a little like this, haha:


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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 04:03:38 PM BST GMT »
Nyaaaagh!  Frank Sidebottom! 0_0

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 05:39:18 AM BST GMT »
When finished the head will be oval, a little like this, haha:


Seriously?  Wow, I can't wait to see where this one goes...

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 10:36:37 PM BST GMT »
Last night I sculpted the upper torso and bobbles:

     

...and tonight I widened his waistband and padded out the mask a little:

     


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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2012, 01:19:29 PM BST GMT »
I was skeptical at first, but I think the head is going to turn out looking very unique in a good way.  You seem to have a real affinity for these clown subjects, it's really a joy to watch you work.

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2012, 10:06:27 PM BST GMT »
That's an evil looking cown. It looks great but rather static lookng at the moment.

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 10:52:57 AM BST GMT »
I was skeptical at first, but I think the head is going to turn out looking very unique in a good way.  You seem to have a real affinity for these clown subjects, it's really a joy to watch you work.

Thanks for your honest comments mate. The clown project has certainly been enjoyable for me and is something I hope to return to from time to time. It's given me inspiration to name my 'brand' (sorry, loss of a more credible word) - I've been setting up a Facebook page for when I start to release a few resin casts. All will be revealed when it's ready for the public eye!

That's an evil looking cown. It looks great but rather static lookng at the moment.

Cheers :-) The static look is intentional - hopefully it'll all make sense when he's done :-)

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Re: Pie clown
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2012, 11:24:47 AM BST GMT »
I can imagine it's probably a whole lot easier for casting too. With my extremely limited knowledge of that (think 0 knowledge).